Friday, June 7, 2013

TGIF: The Berkeley Hills in June



While in the UK, I had a chance to hike through the British countryside, and though the sheer green-ness of it all was stunning (and charming, replete with fluffy baby sheep and long stone walls), it left my native California heart a little home-sick, craving the rolling gold hills of the aptly-nicknamed Golden State.

So the first chance I got this week, I escaped to the Berkeley Hills to see some of the proper California "countryside" that I grew up with. And it was really the Bay Area in all its glory--the golden grass, the tall, refreshingly-scented eucalyptus trees that creak in the wind, the wild blackberries glistening alluringly behind poison oak, ...and of course, the beautiful fog of Bay Area summers that tumbles in each evening, fast and furious from the ocean. Oh, California, I really do love you so.


15 comments:

  1. Such beautiful images of nature. I've always loved fog!

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  2. i loved the gif one! such a good idea!
    oh, and the country side... to die for.

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  3. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Lovely. There is nothing like California summer coastal dynamic of the air's high water content and the land's insistence on remaining dry. So good to find a like-minded soul!

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  5. Lovely. There is nothing like California's summer spectacle of the air's water content and the landscape's insistence on becoming quite dry. So happy to find a like-minded soul!

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  6. so much greenery. so fresh and lush..
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  7. Beautiful post! Besides the close up photograph of you, my favorite was the dense fog with the trees. I miss California!

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  8. That's actually not me in the photo--it's my friend, Andrea.

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  9. gorgeous pictures that really capture the atmosphere of thos Berkeley Hills. been hking there before so beautiful!

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  10. I'm in love with your photography style! I recently started a site, nodietsallowed.com, and trying to learn from amazing bloggers like yourself. Thank you for providing such beautiful photos!

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  11. Ahhh! Steph! Andrea! Hiiiiii :)

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  12. Where in Berkeley is this? I live here and I'd love to hike in that area. It's so beautiful!

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  13. This is the Nimitz Trail that starts at Inspiration Point, off Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden.

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